The Stikine River is the fastest, navigable, free-flowing river remaining in North America. Its vast area is home to moose, deer, brown and black bear, beaver, hundreds of bald eagles and many other species of wildlife. In his travels on the Stikine in 1869, famed American naturalist, John Muir described the scenery on the Stikine as "a Yosemite 100 miles long".
Disembarking the ship, you will be met on the pier by your jet boat Captain and crew. After a short safety and tour briefing, you will board your boat and quickly be transported into the majestic Stikine/LeConte Wilderness area.
During your adventure, your Captain will transport you across the vast river delta which is home to bald eagles and is an important stop on the Pacific Migratory Route. Enjoy a thrilling ride through narrow rainforest-lined channels that are home to moose, deer and wolf. You will also have a chance to experience the icebergs and glaciers of Shakes Lake and countless thundering waterfalls with the towering mountains of the coastal range serving as a grand finale to this exhilarating wilderness tour.
Please note: This is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and not recommended for those guests with mobility concerns. Due to the nature of boating in the wilderness on the Stikine River, which sometimes requires travel in shallow water, you may experience quick or sudden stops, starts and turns while underway. Therefore, the tour is not considered suitable for those guests with heart or back problems, pregnant women or those who suffer from motion sickness. It is suggested that participants dress in layers and be prepared for rain and cool temperatures, along with wearing comfortable, water-resistant, flat walking shoes. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. There are no restroom facilities available during this tour. Although wildlife is seen on the majority of outings, their sightings cannot be guaranteed.